Daily Policy Digest

Tax and Spending Issues

Win the Super Bowl? Face a Big Tax Bill

There's another aspect to the Super Bowl that Americans might not have thought about -- taxes...

Cutting the Budget: Welfare Spending

The Heritage Foundation has released a new report suggesting 106 different ways to cut the federal budget and decrease the size of government...

Getting Rid of the Federal Gas Tax

Policymakers have renewed calls for a gas tax hike, but what about getting rid of the federal gas tax altogether?...

Reforming the Corporate Tax Code

America's statutory corporate tax rate is the highest in the developed world, and the tax code in general is not competitive internationally...

Obama's Retroactive Tax Proposal Is Bad Policy

President Obama's budget proposal includes a 14 percent tax on corporations' foreign earnings. The problem? It's a retroactive tax...

Obama's Budget Is Full of New Taxes

The president wants to limit contributions to tax-advantaged retirement accounts in order to bring the federal government $26 billion...

What Makes Up Americans' Incomes?

In 2012, Americans reported a total of $9.2 trillion in income. By far, the largest source of that income was salaries and wages...

Charitable Giving: America vs. Canada

Americans gave $198.6 billion to charity in 2012...

Government Intervention in Manufacturing

Included in the massive omnibus spending bill passed by Congress in December was the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act...

Obama's Proposed Budget: More Taxing, More Spending

President Obama's proposed 2015 budget calls for $1.2 trillion in new taxes and $1 trillion in new spending...


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